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Author(s): Judith Thompson, Stephen Pattison, Ross Thompson
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The SCM Studyguide: Theological Reflection fills a gap in the market by providing an accessible guide to the subject for all who embark on it for the first time.
Readers are offered a step by step introduction to understanding what theological reflection is and helps them to explore which of the methods introduced best suits them and their particular situation. It is practical in emphasis, providing students with a wide variety of worked examples and opportunities to carry out their own exercises.
Making connections with prayer, the Bible, psychology, theology and ethics, the book shows how theological reflection can transform decision-making and action in personal spirituality, in ministry, and in the institutions in which we work, stimulating new connections between faith and life.
Part 1: What is PTR?
1. What Theological Reflection is – and what it isn’t
2. PTR in Practice: Some Simple Paradigms
3. Ways and Means: A variety of PTR Approaches and Models
Part 2: The Elements of PTR and its Basic Resources
4. The Place of Scripture in PTR
5. God, Gaps and Glory – The Kairos Moment
6. PTR in the Context of Daily and Community Life – Chronos
7. PTR and Personality: Differences in Thinking, Feeling, Learning and Doing
Part 3: The Wider Perspective
8. PTR and Theology
9. PTR, Ethics, Institutions and the Wider World
10. PTR for Life – Not Just for Courses
Part 4: A Toolkit for PTR
Judith Thompson is Chaplain at Worcestershire Royal Hospital and former Director of Pastoral Studies at St Michael's College, Llandaff. Stephen Pattison is Professor of Religion, Ethics and Practice at the University of Birmingham. Ross Thompson is a freelance writer in theology and ethics.